Investigation of Users' Age and Driving Performance with the Use of Prototype Automotive HUD System

A plethora of rear collision avoidance or warning systems have recently been developed in order to assist drivers in demanding driving situations and weather conditions. However vehicle’s controllability through human decision-making is often sacrificed due to unambiguous interface designs. Our effort focuses on the development of a system that could complement human senses instead of replacing them, and improve user’s response times under adverse weather and traffic conditions. To this end we developed a prototype Head-Up Display (HUD) interface that could effectively convey the crucial information in a timely manner. The system was evaluated through trials with 40 users in a driving simulation environment. In this paper we will present a succinct brief overview of the HUD system and we will elaborate on the relation of the users’ age with collision occurrence results derived from the comparative study of the HUD against the contemporary instrumentation panel.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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  • Accession Number: 01144651
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 2009 2:59PM